A friend of mine went to the Passion movie and some of his fellow parishoners noted how Jesus is sort of a Rocky-like figure. Living in the part of Jersey that is under the sway of Philly rather than NYC, I was of course curious. "Say more." In their view the movie was basically: see how much they can dish out to Jesus and he still can take more! Sort of like what a professor of mine once said of the last words of Jesus from the cross in Luke: "hold tight folks, I'll be back after these messages."
Hardly the theologia crucis.